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Does Black Ops III Seem Under-Hyped?

Not that I'm complaining, but does anyone else think this year's Call of Duty is almost flying in under the radar?

I mean, granted, I'm comparing it to marketing blitzes in previous years and the fact that we're still a few months from release. Even so, I don't think Black Ops III is getting a fraction of the hype and general attention we've seen in years past. Did it even make a significant splash at E3 or Gamescom? Was I just not paying attention?

Even if I wasn't, it's plain that this year's effort isn't garnering the same number of headlines and once again, it makes me wonder: Despite the resurgence of the franchise thanks to last year's Advanced Warfare, I'm just not sure CoD ever recovered from the stumble that was Ghosts. Furthermore, I do think the series is past its prime in terms of absolute and total domination. I'm fairly certain Black Ops III will own the sales crown for 2015 but I imagine it'll be closer than people think (expect Star Wars: Battlefront to perform well), and don't forget that Grand Theft Auto V dethroned CoD a few years back in terms of overall sales.

Something like Call of Duty will never completely disappear. It's simply the nature of the popular mainstream product; the masses demand the safe and familiar and that's precisely what heats up the charts. Activision has known this truism for a long time. But you can't deny that even the hottest products eventually hit a wall, and we've seen it time and time again in the industry. From the Wii's meteoric start and its steep decline a few years after to the collapsing of the music/rhythm industry, it's not uncommon. I just wonder if CoD's decline will be a little slower...

8/14/2015 Ben Dutka

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Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 10:57:06 PM

Man call of duty doesn't need hype to sell, it's that good

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Monday, August 17, 2015 @ 2:40:47 PM

Good in ranking up the money but actually playing it, it is average at best.

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Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 11:18:23 PM

Looks like crap this year. A little too futuristic to me

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Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 11:42:30 PM

Probably people already realize that they're buying the same game over and over again since last gen...

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Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 11:50:23 PM

Probably since PS4 has the month exclusivity this time aroun, we're seeing the difference between Sony money vs Microsoft money.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 1:23:40 PM

Hehe, that's cute. People think Sony has the same marketing power as Microsoft.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 4:07:51 AM

It's probably because they know people will buy it regardless.. :/

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 9:35:29 AM

CoD will never disappear, there are too many fanboys(and girls), however I do think that the general gamer populace is growing tired, and BO3 is not refreshing enough to garner enough interest. It's essentially a different kind of exosuit and a storyline dating after AW's.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 12:42:53 PM

zombies man, the real zombies are back, guarantee a shit ton of people are gunna get it just for that

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 10:41:59 AM

In all seriousness is probably because everyone knows exactly what to expect from it.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ 7:41:13 AM

i think pritty much every COD since BO2 has been over hyped but then it doesn't really need the hype or so it seems every year it still sells like heaps.

love it or hate or other wise it still sells every year, personally i'm so/so on it.

happy gaming

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